Vaccine update: issue 300, October 2019, bug special edition

Latest developments in vaccines, vaccination policies and procedures for immunisation practitioners.


Vaccine update: issue 300, October 2019, bug special edition

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This Bug Special edition features:

  • The Vaccine Evaluation unit (VEU)
  • The Vaccine Preventable Bacteria Section (VPBS)
  • streptococcus pneumoniae identification and capsular typing
  • culture-independent detection and typing of pneumococcus
  • Haemophilus influenzae identification and capsular typing
  • Bordetella pertussis
  • Diphtheria; identification and toxigenicity testing of potentially toxigenic corynebacterial
  • immunity testing
  • shortage of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV23)
  • vaccination of individuals with uncertain or incomplete immunisation status
  • starting nursery postcard and poster
  • Vaccine update Index has now been published
  • vaccine supply for the 2019 to 2020 Flu programme
  • ordering additional Gardasil for the universal HPV immunisation programme
  • The EU Falsified Medicines Directive and Delegated Regulation as applicable to PHE supplied vaccines for the national immunisation programme
  • vaccine supply for the non-routine programme

This issue was updated on 5 November 2019 to include the priority groups for PPV23 table.

Published 31 October 2019
Last updated 5 November 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added updated issue 300.

  2. First published.